International technical trade measures in the field of textile and clothing
April 6, 2011 China National times
After the outbreak of the financial crisis, countries continue to increase trade protection measures, textile and clothing trade protection situation is very serious. The United States and Europe are still the most influential countries in the implementation of technical trade measures. Since 2010, the European Commission's Rapid Early Warning System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX) has announced 1 457 recalls of dangerous consumer goods, an increase of 14.27% over the same period last year. The total number of products exported to China was 743, representing an increase of 11.51% over the same period last year. Among them, 230 notices of textile and apparel products were issued to China, an increase of 45.56% year-on-year, nearly 10 times more than in 2008. The textiles and apparel products recalled by the European Union and the United States are mainly children's clothing, but also include some sportswear and special-purpose clothing. The main reasons for the recall are the risk of strangulation, injury, chemical hazards, inconsistent flame retardant standards and so on. Among them, the risk of strangulation and injury accounts for the safety risk. More than 90% of the newspaper. In addition, South Korea, Indonesia and other Asian countries are constantly strengthening the construction of technical trade measures, which has constituted an impact on China's textile and garment exports.
EU stipulates that no specific organotin compounds are allowed to be exported to European consumer goods. Since July 1, 2010, the European Union has restricted the use of tributyltin and triphenyltin compounds in all consumer goods, with a limit of less than 0.1% of the tin content in the commodity. If detected to exceed the standard, the goods will be returned or even severely recalled.
Italy: publish regulations on the listing of textiles, leather and footwear products. It provides for the establishment of a compulsory labeling system for textiles, leather products and footwear products for final consumption, so that consumers can obtain sufficient information about the processing process of such products, and at the same time clear penalties for violations of the provisions.
Us: the US CPSC stipulates that the children's coat jacket with drawstring is an important dangerous product. Children's jackets of 2T to 16 or the same size with neck or hood drawstring, 2T to 12 or the same size with waist or lower drawstring, which do not meet the required standards, have the characteristics of constituting a major product risk. Children's jackets with these features have been implicated in a number of fatal and serious injuries caused by roping and some facilities, such as playground slides, cribs, and school buses. The proposed rules will help the industry understand the CPSC's requirements for such clothing and facilitate the process of obtaining appropriate remedies when such clothing is found in trade.
Other countries and regions: South Korea issued new safety standards for harmful substances in children's products. The Korea Technical Standards Agency (KATS) has issued a new safety standard for hazardous substances in children's products, and decided to regulate lead, cadmium, phthalates, magnets and other substances. The new Indonesian label law came into effect in September 1, 2010. All manufacturers or importers of controlled commodities traded on the Indonesian market are required to place this Indonesian label on their products. (China textile net)